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  • Youths with diverse gender identities bullied up to three times more often than peers, study finds

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    Transgender youths are bullied as much as three times more often than students who identify as male or female, according to a recent study led by social work professor Rachel Garthe, center. Co-authors of the study were, from left, research biostatistician Amandeep Kaur, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute; and graduate students Shongha Kim, Allyson Blackburn and Agnes Rieger.

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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Rachel C. Garthe, call 217-244-2616; email

    The paper “Dating violence and peer victimization among male, female, transgender and gender-expansive youth” is available online or from the News Bureau

    DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-004317